Have you tried to open a well-known web-page and found that your browser is redirected to a previously unseen site called royfls.com? If you answered ‘Yes’ then your need to know that your system is infected with an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). The ‘ad-supported’ software is a type of dangerous software that alters your PC’s internet browser settings so that you will be randomly rerouted to an annoying advertisements. You need to follow the instructions below as quickly as possible It’ll clean your PC from the adware and thereby get rid of unwanted royfls.com redirect. Moreover, the few simple steps will help you to block the ability to penetrate of more dangerous viruses and trojans on your personal computer.
The malicious applications from the ‘ad-supported’ software family that changes the settings of web-browsers usually affects only the FF, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. However, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The adware may change the Target property of a internet browser’s shortcut, so every time you open the web browser, instead of your home page, you will see the unwanted royfls.com advertisements.
What is more, the ad supported software may display advertisements depend on a web page that you are visiting. That is, it’s clear that this ad-supported software, without your permission, steals your private information such as: your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking, and much, much more. The ‘ad-supported’ software may monetize its functionality by collecting data from your browsing sessions and selling it to third party companies. This puts your personal information at a security risk.
We suggest you to delete adware and clean your personal computer from royfls.com ads ASAP, until the presence of the ad-supported software has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the step-by-step instructions below that will allow you to completely get rid of the redirect to royfls.com annoying web page, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How does royfls.com ads get installed onto computer
How to manually remove royfls.com
If you perform exactly the guide below you should be able to get rid of the royfls.com redirect. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your internet browser or reboot your computer.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Get rid of royfls.com ads from Chrome
- Remove royfls.com from Firefox
- Remove royfls.com pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove royfls.com redirect
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and delete the program that causes the appearance of annoying advertisements and browser redirect to unwanted web pages, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
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Get rid of royfls.com ads from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the malware and adware, as well as to restore the web browser’s settings that have been changed by ad-supported software.
- Now start the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next, press the “Reset” button.
- When this process is finished, your internet browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your startpage, new tab page and default search engine.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove royfls.com from Firefox
First, start the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove royfls.com pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
To remove the royfls.com pop-ups you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your personal computer.
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will display the drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown in the following image.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Microsoft Internet Explorer settings” prompt as shown in the following image. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, click the “Reset” button.
When the task is complete, click “Close” button. Close the IE and reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove royfls.com redirect
Once the adware is started, it can also alter the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the internet browser, it will be redirected to an annoying ads.
To clear the browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text that begins with “http://” which has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ‘ad-supported’ software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you run your computer, it will display royfls.com annoying web site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by malicios application.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will display a dialog box which titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the malicious programs, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious applications. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to delete royfls.com ads automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this tool to detect royfls.com threat and remove it, from the link below. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the computer.
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Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this task is finished, click “Scan Now” button . This will begin scanning the whole PC system to find out adware and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your PC. In order to get rid of all threats, simply press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free program that you can use to get rid of all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about the Malwarebytes, we recommend you to read and follow the guide or the video guide below.
Block royfls.com redirect and other annoying web-sites
To increase your security and protect your PC system against new annoying advertisements and malicious web-sites, you need to use program that blocks access to dangerous advertisements and web pages. Moreover, the program can block the open of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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Once downloading is complete, launch the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is finished, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your machine, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-ups, web-pages such as royfls.com, as well as other malicious or misleading web-pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your Windows desktop.
Remove royfls.com ads and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot delete the unwanted royfls.com advertisements from the Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for ‘ad-supported’ software, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner using the link below.
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After downloading is finished, open the directory in which you saved it. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, you will see a screen like below.
Now, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the malicious extensions and ad supported software which opens ads from royfls.com web-page. Once the scan is finished, it will show a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt. Click “OK”. When the clean up is finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your PC system.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the AdwCleaner to delete ad-supported software, browser hijackers and other malicious applications.
Now your PC system should be clean of the royfls.com redirect. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted popup ads and unwanted malicious web-pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your machine for new malware and adware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete royfls.com from your personal computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.